Humboldt State University


Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 14, 2012
geo: 
Arcata , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

5,700

Breach Total Number: 
5 700
Source: 
Databreaches.net
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

The personal information of students was accidentally sent in an email attachment as a response to a request for data.  The mistake was noticed immediately and all copies of the file were removed from the system of the party requesting data.  Student names, addresses, and Social Security numbers were exposed. Humboldt State University warned students to be vigilant about phishing, but stated that it is unlikely the data was misused.